Aug. 14, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
ABC, the longstanding variety store on Greenpoint Avenue, has closed for renovation work that includes expanding into the former Jane’s Gifts space next door.
The store at 45-20 Greenpoint Ave. closed last Wednesday, after a large “Closing for Renovation” banner donned the front of the store since at least June.
Steven Sasson, president of ABC Super Stores, said the interior of both shops will be gutted and replaced with updated, new furniture to make for a bigger, cleaner store with the same product line.
“This store hasn’t been touched since 1978,” Sasson said—the year the bargain store opened in Sunnyside.
Sasson said the opportunity to expand came somewhat suddenly as Jane’s Gift Shop, in the space next door to ABC, closed earlier this summer.
“The opportunity came up and we took it,” he’s said.
The renovation timeline is still being worked out, but Sasson is shooting to open up shop by the end of October, although it could be pushed into November.
The Sunnyside ABC location is one of 12 for the variety store chain, which operates in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and New Jersey.